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Detective William O'Rourke | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio


William O'Rourke

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, November 24, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 29 years

Badge # 36

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Detective O'Rourke was shot and killed while working a pawnshop detail. The suspect was apprehended and executed in the electric chair.

Detective O'Rourke had served with the agency for 29 years.

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One hundred years ago today marked your last call. The evil man who shot you is long forgotten, yet you are remembered. Rest in peace.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
November 24, 2017


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